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If you’ve been missing those traditional little peanut butter cups you grew up eating and have been looking for a way to eat them on your ketogenic diet, this is the recipe for you. These refined sugar free treats are the perfect way to curb your hunger, tame your sweet tooth, and load up on healthy fats that will keep you in fat burning ketosis mode. You’ll love them even more when you see just how easy they are to make.  

The Main Ingredients in These Keto Peanut Butter Cups Are:

One of the reasons why these peanut butter cups are so much healthier for you is they contain actual chocolate from raw cacao, unlike the store bought versions that are mainly made up of sugar and filler ingredients. Raw cacao is filled with amazing nutrients, has numerous health benefits, and is also very versatile to use. It serves as a wonderful replacement in any recipe that requires chocolate and is something you can feel great about putting into your body.

Benefits of Raw Cacao:

  1. Supports heart health
  2. Rich in magnesium
  3. Mood booster

#1: Heart Healthy

One of the greatest benefits found within raw cacao is antioxidants. These nutrients help absorb free radicals, protect the body from oxidative stress, and lower inflammation. Eating raw cacao can help reduce the risk of coronary disease, lower blood pressure, and improve blood circulation.

#2: Magnesium Rich

Magnesium is needed for at least 300 biochemical processes in the body. It is key in maintaining nerve and muscle function.  Raw cacao is one of the richest plant-based sources of this mineral and it can help boost your brain power, increase energy, and improve muscle structure.

#3: Combat Mood Swings

Raw cacao stimulates neurotransmitters in the brain which help trigger positive emotions.  It contains chemicals such as serotonin, tryptophan, tyrosine, and phenylethylamine, which are all associated with happiness, well-being, and can also combat depression.

On top of those amazing health benefits, these peanut butter cups are extremely easy to make and only require a handful of ingredients.  They are a great dessert option for meal prep and can be prepared ahead of time and stored in the fridge. Anytime you need a sweet, healthy fix, just grab one of these and you will be well on your way to chocolate peanut butter heaven.

 

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Indulgent Keto Peanut Butter Cups

keto peanut butter cups

Satisfy your strongest chocolate craving with these healthy, rich and delicious 5-ingredient homemade keto peanut butter cups.

  • Author: Corina Nielsen
  • Prep Time: 12 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 12 cups
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cacao butter
  • 1/3 cup raw cacao powder
  • 3 tablespoons Swerve, Lakanto, or keto friendly sweetener of choice
  • 3/4 cups peanut butter
  • pinch salt

Instructions

Add cacao butter, cacao powder, salt, and sweetener to a small pot. Heat over low fire until cacao butter is melted. Stir well to combine. Remove from heat.

Line a pan with cupcake liners. Pour in 1-1 1/2 tsp of melted chocolate mixture into each liner. Gently swirl to bring chocolate slightly up the sides of the liner. Place pan in freezer for 5 minutes to harden.

Remove from freezer and add 1-2 tsp of peanut butter evenly on top of chocolate. Pour an additional 1-2 tsp of melted chocolate over peanut butter layer. Freeze for 10 minutes until set.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 185
  • Fat: 19g
  • Carbohydrates: Net Carbs: 3g
  • Protein: 7g

Keywords: keto peanut butter cups

Corina Nielsen-Thomas lives in sunny San Diego with her real life super hero and her beautiful daughter. A handful of years ago she was diagnosed with an incurable spinal disease and an array of medical conditions which left her nearly bed bound and losing every aspect of her normal life, one by one. Corina has used a ketogenic diet to turn her life around and now works as a nutritional coach specializing in a paleo/keto way of eating for optimally health and healing. She also works as a full recipe developer and blogger who is passionate about utilizing food as fuel and medicine.

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